Site Topics Index

Looking for a specific climate change topic? Below are topics listed (and linked) under each page and sub page (updated January 2018)

PLEA NETWORK- home page

What you will find on this page: LATEST NEWS2017 extends period of exceptional warm yearsexplaining extreme events 2016 (report); climate censorshipcost of natural disasters & resilience (report); Global Carbon Budget 2017 (video); how far still to go (graph); “500 year” events – what are they?Insanity of Endless Growth;US scientists report to TrumpEarth Overshoot Day 2017 (video); new website for business; REMEMBER: it is all in the languageCO2 emissions stay same for third year in row;  Clarke & Dawe on the energy debate (video);  Oz2016 State of Environment Report2016 hottest year recorded (report); global 2C warming limit not feasible; climate action time warp (video); Kiwis vs Oz (video); dumbest policy on earthSolar SmackDown – Poms vs Oz (video); perspective in the debate (video): climate reality checkcarbon budget countdown 2017confused? new Oz climate developing; dangerous climate warming myth – realityAustralia in 2040; fossil fuel (interactive graph); want to be counted (video);  discouraged by scale; movement for change (video);downshifter; using the legal system for change; information & resource sites; Australian alliances for climate action

Steady State Economy (sub page)

What you will find on this page: new ways to measure growthnew look at limits of growthdownsides of growth (video); “enough is enough” (video)what is a “steady State economy”myths & realitymyth: shopping our way out of climate change (video); economic organisations promoting economic sustainabilityprofessional societies, scientific working groupsorganisations for critical parts of puzzleactivist organisationssign onto the Stead State positionUniversal Basic IncomeUBI website linksUBI articles & latest news; also refer to the following “Downsizing Plan B” page topics –  new economicsjourney to downsizinghow we got ourselves into this messthe story of stuffdegrowth to steady state economydegrowth how to get there

What is Universal Basic Income? (sub page)

The Law vs Politics (sub page)


What you will find on this page – LATEST NEWSNASA links (video); summers ARE getting hottergreenhouse gases rapidly changing atmosphere;  what is pre-industrial levelWMO climate status statement & report for 2016;  today’s extremes, tomorrow’s normal (report); Global temperature & CO2 rise from 1850 to 2016(interactive animation); State  of the Climate 2015 Report (NOAA); climate sensitivitytipping points and temperature risewhat is IPCC up towhy do CO2 levels go up and down (video); why nights are getting warmer faster than daysglobal average temp not same everywhere;  current NOAA maps;  NASA free data set; IPCC latest reports;“97% scientist agree” (video); James Hansen speaks out (video); Two degree “safe limit”climate system lag time;  IPCC backgroundIPCC latest findings 

Impacts Observed & Projected (sub page)

What you will find on this page: LATEST NEWSunderstanding Oz natural hazardsrising cost of natural disasters for Oz (report); there goes the neighbourhood (housing, investment report); weather and climate change (video); over reliance on satellite data (video); impacts projected for Australialatest report 2016 (report); unpacking IPCC report for Australiafluctuations in temperature trendEl Nino/La Nina/ENSO explained (video);NASA El Nino visual (video); climate zones on the moveabrupt changes, triggers & tipping pointsprojections as a management toolextreme events; bushfire/wildfire (video); heat wavesstorms and floods;  hurricanes/cyclones and climate change/what we know; water scarcity & drought;impacts happening nowsea level rise (videos & interactive maps); ocean warming is not just about temperature – acidification (video); Great Barrier ReefNASA’s Global Ice ViewerAntarctica (video); permafrostARCTIC (video): Arctic causing loopier weather – continuing debate (video) Arctic report card 2017 (video & report)  how the Arctic matters (video); Arctic loss continues (video); sea ice decline (video); human impacts on world oceansinformation and resource sites; for BOM updates go here; also refer to pages: Mainstreaming our changing climatePopulation & ConsumptionPeople StressFood & Water IssuesEcosystem Stress as the issues are closely related

All Things Carbon and Emissions (sub page)

What you will find on this page – definitions and explanations of “carbon” terms and what they mean for climate change response: LATEST NEWSclimate censorship – what is to hide? global greenhouse gases still rising (REPORT); temperature and CO2 emissions in context (animated video); Global emissions flat 3rd year in row43 greenhouse gases driving global warmingcarbon budget 2017 (infograph): follow CO2 through atmosphere (video); the rich outsourcing emissions to the poorcarbon dioxide levels continue reaching new highsunderstanding the carbon cycles – slow & fastatmospheric CO2 misconceptionscarbon budgetglobal carbon emission footprint (interactive graph); carbon map – who’s responsible;800,000 history of carbon dioxide (video); CO2 keeps rising emissions flat – why?are we permanently above 400ppm?CO2 equivalent what is itGHG emission data;  CO2 & CO2 – e measurement analysisemission reduction not all what it seemsclimate system lag timewhat is carbon neutral/offsetting (video, report & recommendations); carbon pricinghow carbon credits work – Narmboolville; also refer to pages “the science“, “Two degree “safe limit” and “mitigation battle” as the issues are closely related

BOM Updates (sub page)

What you will find on this page: Special Climate Statement 62 – record heat in SeptemberSpecial Climate Statement 61 – exceptional heatAnnual Climate Statement 2016 (video); State of the Climate Report 2016 (video); record September rainsclimate zones on the moveAustralia’s changing rainfall zones;  BOM UPDATES: ENSO Wrap-up (El Nino/La Nina)climate outlook update (video)climate outlook – monthly & seasonallatest drought statementheatwave outlookWater in Australia 2014-2015 Reportmonthly water updateAustralian landscape water balanceSpecial Climate Statements

Mainstreaming our changing climate (sub page)

What you will find on this page: TV meteorologists warming to climate science (video); World Weather AttributionClimate CentralClimate Science (interactive graph & infographic); Climate MattersWXshift (Weather Shift); weather@home (opportunity); weather presenter survey(report); key organisations; TO KEEP UP TO DATE GO TO – ARTICLES & REPORTSweathergirl goes rogue (video)     Also refer to – “The Science” & “Impacts observed & projected” for more details

Antarctica (sub page)

What you will find on this page: LATEST NEWSwhy Antarctic slower to warmice shelves in rapid decline (video); dry & windy (video); growth of sea ice(video); volcanic chain underlies AntarcticaEast Antarctica glacier meltingWest Antarctica glacier melting (video); ozone hole (yes, it is still there); understanding the ozone layer (video); Montreal protocollatest newsclimate science (video); Southern Ocean depths (video); to go or not to go??(video); yes, I went to East Antarctica (videos and links) – join in the movement to protect Antarctica


What you will find on this page: LATEST NEWShuman dimension missing in climate modelling; planetary boundaries; climate change a symptom – story of the violinthrowaway societyfresh water consumption crossing boundaryglobal footprint (video); Global Footprint Network (video); Earth Overshoot Day (video) Rockefeller-Lancet Commission planetary health report

People Stress (sub page)

What you will find on this page: LATEST NEWStoughest question – who gets savedinland cities sinkingnot only the poor feeling effects of climate changerecord losses as global warming worsensdevelopment threat mappeddo we ever learn from historyhealth & climate change (video);  population dataclimate refugeesdisplaced persons; born into danger (video); global povertyhealth issuesDoctors for the Environment Australiainformation & resource sites; also refer to page “impacts observed & projected” as the issues are closely related 

Food & Water Issues (sub page)

What you will find on this page: how climate change shapes food insecurityAbout time we got over the “yuk” factor for recycled water (video);Farmers for Climate Action (video); Cool Farm Tool online calulator; Australia’s future food security; WRI ChallengeUNEP summaryBOM water sitesAustralia’s water challengeclimate driversunderstanding ENSO (video); groundwater usewater futureswater tradingagriculturefood & water crisislocalising food productioncomplex food distributionland use – agriculture & forestrylatest news; also refer to page “impacts observed & projected” as the issues are closely related

Equity & Social Justice (sub page)

What you will find on this page: LATEST NEWSthe system is brokenlatest newspeace indices & dataIndigenous communitieslow income households (video); Free Trade AgreementsAustralia’s FTA’sdebunking trade mythsinformation & resource sites. Also refer to page Downsizing Plan B as the issues are closely related

Ecosystem Stress (sub page)

What you will find on this page: LATEST NEWSwe are the asteroid (video); worldwide tree cover loss/gain; (interactive map) impacts & adaptation NRM regionsknowing what to protect; management & planningclimate zones on the move; invasive speciesexamples of ecosystem impactslatest news;information & resource sites; also refer to pages “impacts observed & projected” and” population & consumption” as the issues are closely related 

Security & Conflict (sub page)

What you will find on this page: LATEST NEWSclimate changes and (US) security issues; REPORT: Conflict vs Climate; cost of sanctioned violence (video); trends in military spendingclimate change as a stressorsecurity & national interests (video); REPORT: Combat vs Climatesanctioned violencebattle for resources


What you will find on this page: knowledge vs understanding (video); PLEASE stop talking about the environment (video); book excerpt – why we are wired to ignore climate changebook trailer (video); How to talk to a climate change denier (video); ideas for digging our way out of this holebut what do climate scientists say? (video)Climate Access publication -The Preparation Frame; New Guide: Communicating effectively with the centre-right;human psychology and why don’t “they” get it?;  door-knocking on climate guidetalking to the right (video); election guideengaging centre-right;religious leaders speak outbrightsidingecho chambers;  latest newslatest opinion pollkey information & resource sites

Resource News Sites (sub page)

What is on this page? Access Journalist Training Material; Access Climate Access recommended blogs; Guide to the science of climate change communication; Ten great writers to follow on Twitter for climate change news

Vocal Minority (sub page)

What you will find on this page: difficulty in addressing misinformation; how to deconstruct denial (video); Six Decades of Oil-Tobacco Nexus of Deception and Attacks on Science (video); New Website: Climate Feedback – for scientific referencing; over reliance on satellite data alone (video);publications; specific myth busting; Consensus Project; conservatism – points of view; what is really warming the world; examples of misinformation (video); information & resource sites


What you will find on this page: LATEST NEWSLatest COP 23 – fox in the hen houseHow far the world Is from meeting Its climate goals (graph);Trump picks up his batBonn talks concludeCOP 22 Marrakechglobal pledges will still hit 2 degreesExplainer: Why a UN climate deal on HFCs atters; ratification? Now whereParis Agreement nearing ratificationUN science panel debate 1.5CMontreal Protocol updateon track from Paris – smoke & mirrors? regional climate change and national responsibilities (video); Marrakech COP22Paris COP21 outcome & highlightsParis Agreement timeline for reviewsParis agreement outcomes summarywhat Paris means for Australialegality of Paris agreement;  journey to Paristracking climate action plansother climate trackersJeremy Leggett’s chronicle (a must read!); Climate Action Networkunderstand international negotiations; two degree “safe limit”UNFCCCUN climate talksnew climate agreement; also refer to “Australian response”  page for Australia’s global involvement

Paris COP21 Wrap-up (sub page): Summaries of outcomes and analysis


What you will find on this page: numbers are outnew energy target – drop the “clean & ignore climateStates leading the way (report) release of Oz emissions 2016unpacking Finkel reportOz emissions riseFed budget climate policy silenceState renewables bashing continuesAustralian climate politics in 2017: a guide for the perplexedwhat did Malcolm have to say in 2012latest example where political interest out weigh commonsense and foresightcarbon budget blowout or the continuance of creative accountingbeyond the limits report & Paris temperature checkglobal energy efficiency reportGreat Barrier Reef sagaNational Greenhouse & Energy information; emissions reality checkParis policy briefAustralia’s global pledgeKYOTO commitmentSafeguard MechanismEmissions Reduction Fundfirst auction resultssecond auction resultsDirect ActionRenewable Energy Target

Federal Government – checking the facts (sub page)

What you will find on this page: fossil fuels, subsidies and MP blockersclimate policy credibility assessmentfact checkersemission reduction target global demand for coal, Paris Agreementemission levels upsolar report card; Infographic: the size of Australia’s governmentClimate Change Authority: reviews and publications 


What you will find on this page: LATEST NEWS; renewable power complexityworld’s largest CO2 importers & exporters100 companies 71% emissions; pollution and price reporta President Trump? China’s coal warclimate change is about power (video); history of fossil fuels (video); significant fossil fuel projectsIMF not telling allbattle of the giantsoil boom or bust (video); coal seam gasfracking what is it (videos); pros & cons of frackingcoal in Australia regional context;

 Fossil Fuel Reduction (sub page)

What you will find on this page: LATEST NEWSFossil fuel emissions have stalledMapped: global coal tradeComplexity of energy systems (maps);Mapped: Germany’s energy sources (interactive access); Power to the people (video); Unburnable Carbon (report); Stern Commission ReviewGarnaut reportslive generation datafossil fuel subsidiesdivestmenthow to run a divestment campaign guide; local council divestment guide;  US coal plant retirementoil conventional & unconventional;  CSG battle in Australia (videos); CSG battle in Victorialeasing maps for Victoriacoal projects Victoria

Other Sources of GHG (sub page)

What you will find on this page: main non-CO2 gases; global anthropogenic GHG emissions: global emissions by sector; methane budget (updated Dec ’16): radiative forcing (video); curbing non CO2 gases; Global Warming Potential table; actions to lessen non-CO2 gases; also refer to page “the mitigation battle” as the issues are closely related 


What you will find on this page: cost of natural disasters & resilience (report); Think Resilience (self directed course); practical knowledge for adaptationresilience benchmarking for community organisations; adapting Australia to climate changerisk assessmentinsurance industry tracking risk; maps & graphsresilient societies (video); new future ideas (video); cost of adaptationEarth Economics;  fire management; latest news

Downsizing Plan B (sub page)

What you will find on this page: trickle down does not workworld governance contextglobalisationnational accountswhy isn’t it collapsingwhat is missing in GDP (video); new economicsjourney to downsizinghow we got ourselves into this messthe story of stuff (video); degrowth to steady state economydegrowth how to get therekey information & resource sites for changing the way we live – downsizing (video); LATEST NEWS; ; also refer to pages steady state economy; “cities responding“; “equity & social justice” as the issues are closely related

Cities Responding (sub page)

What you will find on this page: city planning needs to change (video); LATEST NEWSmaking cities worknew resource guide for advanced learning on climate change and cities; Paris climate package: Basic Guide for Local and Sub-national Governmentslocal govt & climate policy; ICLEI tools for changecities cutting emissions; Australian cities committing to action100 Resilient Cities (video); global cities get togetherUS cities policy & program efforts; also refer to pages: population & consumptionfood & water issuespeople stress and downsizing plan B as the issues are closely related

City Basics for Change (sub page)

What you will find on this page: Saga City (video); fundamentals for change; energy/emissions management; carbon management principlescouncil divestment guide greening urban environment; canopy cover; tree benefits; heat island effect; green roofs (video); urban forestry strategies; localising food productioncreative urban farming; urban planning – how long to change direction; Local Govt Planning Scheme; Municipal Strategic Statementcouncil strategic document; Council Plan; Municipal  Health & Wellbeing Plan; and then there’s more; getting people out of cars; public transport; innovative waste management; also refer to pages population & consumptionfood & water issuespeople stress and downsizing plan B as the issues are closely related

New Energy Sources (sub page)

What you will find on this page: hydrogen fuel reaches lift-off; Broken Hill goes solar; future jobs & growth (report); our renewable future (book); complexity of energy systems (video); future integrated energy systems (video); community taking the lead (video); Germany an example (video); renewable energy transition; can renewables support status quo; global statistics (video); reality check; solar installation; wind generation; renewables info sites; bioenergy, biofuels, biomass, biogas; World Bioenergy Association fact sheets; controversy – native forests/biomass; bioenergy reports re Ballarat; bioenergy information & resource sites; also refer to pages “the mitigation battle” and “fossil fuel reduction” as the issues are closely related


What you will find on this page: latest newsBallarat weather forecast (live); Narmboolville Fed Uni on-line game;  people resourceslinks to action; links to forumsBallaratians sharingCity of BallaratCentral Highlands Waterbusiness & industryBeaufort HospitalHepburn Wind 

Reports & Submissions (sub page)

What you will find on this page: leadership issues; bioenergywaste managementcity planningwater management

Regional Sustainability Alliance Ballarat (sub page): Background; members; minutes and reports


What you will find on this page: what is the network; network purposedisclaimerclusters formed for 2017/18 fire seasoninformation session details; contacts for more information; community support for network

FireAware Network – neighbourhood clusters specific details for information sharing (sub page)

FireAware Network – understanding risk (sub page)

What you will find on this page: 2017 seasonal bushfire outlookBrown Hill bushfire risk intro (video); bushfire risk south side (video) bushfire risk for bush blocks (video); bushfire risk for sub divisions (video) what is it like when fire meets urban fringe (Canberra fires 2003 – video); radiant heat versus embers (video); How mentally prepared are you? (video); Victorian bushfire outlook updateCheck your level of riskMyth Busters – common myths about bushfire; how a bushfire behaveslearn about embers and their role in house fires

FireAware Network – be prepared (sub page)

What you will find on this page: handy tips to assist households prepare (video); more videos about the need to prepare (4); Bushfire Prone Areas/BAL ratings; preparing your plan: FireReady QuizCFA Fire Ready KitCFA Fireguard Programmore plan formatsplan format for older residentsbusiness fire ready kitother State planning materialACTNSWSA & Tasmaniaother guides – garden planning, pets, buildings, ember protection; comprehensive resource materialcommunity organisations – building resilience 

FireAware Network – role of council and emergency services (sub page)

What you will find on this page: rural-urban interface (video); role of Ballarat council & emergency services;  What happens when a bushfire starts in the local area? understanding warnings and getting information (video); Victorian Bushfire Handbook extractsinformation to assist immediately after a fire  (links in blue); closer to home – information provided by Moorabool Shire Council for residents affected by Scotsburn bushfires, December 2015

FireAware Network – resources (sub page)

What you will find on this page: what it is like when fire meets the urban fringe (video); getting ready for bushfire easier than you think (video);mental preparation and emotional response (video); understanding fire weather (video) WANTING MORE DETAIL? more videos: computer program that saved a townpredicting the path of bushfiresPhoenix RapidFireFire, Space & Timebushfire recovery for private landstakeholder input into bushfire management planningbusting bushfire myths – expert briefinglatest in bushfire researchARTICLES; Joan Webster’s articlesREPORTS; Learnings from Wye River fires (video); Black Saturday (video) 


What you will find on this page: VIDEOSIf God came backWeathergirl gone rogueGreensumptionARTICLESRichard HeinbergJeremy LeggettJohn Pilger;  Chris HedgesNoam ChomskyPeter Russell;  BOOKSNoam Chomsky’s latest book, “Requiem for the American Dream,” (video);  Knowledge Wars, by Peter Doherty (video); power of concentration (video); The Earth from Space (video)


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Links Page for Teachers (sub page)

What you will find on this page: individual/household actionschange the way you thinkNarmboolville on-line gameCSIRO Sustainable Futures schoolsBOM teacher & student resourcesNASA for educators & weathergirl gone rogueNASA climate kidsPost Carbon Readereconomics & sustainabilityUN CC Learning platformPlanetary boundaries and human opportunities” open for enrollmentexploring greater breadth of issues